Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch

March 5, 2014
ALEXANDRIA

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, which provides animal control services to the city. The shelter is open from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays, except Wednesdays, and noon to 5 p.m. weekends. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-746-4774. The league’s Web site is www.alexandriaanimals.org

Tighter tethering needed: S. Jenkins St., 100 block, Feb. 22. Animal control officers warned an owner whose dog had broken from its restraint in the yard and aggressively approached a woman and her dog.

Opossum gets stuck: Beverly Dr., 800 block, Feb. 23. An opossum was removed from a window well of a residence and returned to the wild.

Behavior training recommended for dog: Jones Point, 100 block, Feb. 23. Officers, responding to a report of a dog bite, found the owner of a dog that acted aggressively toward a jogger. The jogger did not sustain injuries.

Groundhog dies: 2600 block of Duke St., 2600 block, Feb. 24. An injured groundhog was taken to the shelter, where its condition was found to be severe and not treatable. The groundhog was euthanized.

Goose dies: Eisenhower Ave., 3600 block, Feb. 25. Animal control officers picked up a goose that had been hit by a car and took it to the shelter, where its condition was found to be severe and not treatable. The bird was euthanized.

ARLINGTON

These cases were handled by the Animal Welfare League of Arlington, which operates the county animal shelter and provides animal control services to the county. For information or to report emergencies involving animals 24 hours a day, call 703-931-9241 or go to www.awla.org.

The case of the empty bag: N. Oakland St., unit block, Feb. 20. An animal control officer responded to a report of an animal trapped in a plastic bag in a tree. Nothing was found inside the bag.

Officer wings it: S. Arlington Ridge Rd., 1300 block, Feb. 21. An officer captured a bat in a home and released it. The bat, which was determined to be healthy, had not been in contact with anyone in the home.

19th Annual Walk for the Animals: Registration is open for a three-mile walk or one-mile stroll, 10:30 a.m. May 10, Bluemont Park, 329 N. Manchester St., Arlington. www.awla.kintera.org/Walk2014.

— Compiled by Ria Manglapus

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